Wanted fugitive apprehended by ISP in Owen County

OWEN CO. – On Monday evening, troopers with the Indiana State Police and the Indiana State Police Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section (A.C.E.S.) were investigating the whereabouts of 44-year-old Andrew J. Bradley, of Bloomington.

Bradley was wanted on several upper-level felony warrants out of multiple counties. Utilizing numerous investigative strategies, troopers were able to determine that Bradley was at a rural farm on Smith Road in Owen County.

ISP troopers and canine Loki enlisted the help of Owen County Sheriff’s Department deputies. In addition, due to the residence being located down an extremely long gravel driveway and surrounded by open fields and woods, the ISP Aviation Section was requested to assist and the use of an ISP helicopter which proved effective in the apprehension.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers began to pull into the driveway. Bradley immediately fled on foot, behind the house, and through the fields, while officers were still a long distance down the driveway. The ISP helicopter was able to keep a visual on Bradley, who continued to try and elude capture. However, as the aviation troopers directed the ground troopers to the correct location, Bradley stopped running and surrendered. He was taken into custody without any further incident.

Andrew Bradley was arrested and incarcerated at the Owen County Jail for the following offenses failure to appear on a charge of dealing meth over 10 grams, failure to appear on a charge of possession of meth over 28 grams, armed robbery, criminal recklessness with a firearm shooting into a building, auto theft all in Monroe County. He was also wanted in Putnam County on charges of dealing meth over 10 grams, possession of meth over 28 grams, and possession of marijuana. In Owen County, he is wanted to face charges of resisting law enforcement by fleeing in a vehicle, and new charges of resisting law enforcement by fleeing on foot.

ISP Sgt. Greg Day applauded the hard work, cooperation, and quality investigation skills by all officers and departments involved.

“Excellent teamwork, seamless cooperation between departments, and thorough planning resulted in a dangerous individual being arrested without a major incident. The citizens can rest easier knowing Mr. Bradley is in custody,” added Day.